A New Pesticide May be as Harmful to Bees as the Old One
Published:23 Aug.2018    Source:Science AAAS
Bees around the globe are in trouble, and many scientists worry that a common pesticide bears some blame. Now, scientists have shown that a chemical hailed as a potential replacement has similar harmful effects, reducing the number of new queens and males in bumble bee colonies. The finding could force farmers to seek alternative solutions to reduce crop damage from insect pests.